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Winter Storm Watch issued February 28 at 3:46PM CST until March 02 at 6:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:46 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Expires: 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...
.A LONG DURATION WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION SATURDAY
EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...BRINGING SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND
SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...AS WELL AS RECORD BREAKING ARCTIC AIR.
PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD SOUTHEAST INTO THE AREA LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...INCREASING IN INTENSITY SATURDAY NIGHT. PERIODS OF
MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY PRECIPITATION WILL REDEVELOP SUNDAY
INTO SUNDAY EVENING BEFORE ENDING AROUND MIDNIGHT. A COMBINATION OF
BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIR AT THE SURFACE AND SIGNIFICANTLY WARMER AIR
ALOFT WILL RESULT IN AN UNUSUALLY COMPLEX SETUP OVER THE
REGION...WITH BOTH SLEET AND SNOW LIKELY. THE BEST CHANCE FOR AN ALL
SNOW EVENT WILL BE ALONG AND NORTH OF A ST. JOSEPH TO KIRKSVILLE
LINE...WITH SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SLEET POSSIBLE SOUTH OF I-70.
TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY VARY SIGNIFICANTLY ACROSS THE
REGION...DUE TO BOTH NARROW BANDS OF HEAVIER PRECIPITATION...AS WELL
AS THE UNCERTAINTY OF HOW MUCH SLEET WILL REDUCE OVERALL SNOWFALL
TOTALS.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
* THIS WATCH AREA IS SPECIFICALLY FOR FAR NORTHERN MISSOURI...
MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 36.
* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY EARLY SATURDAY EVENING ACROSS
FAR NORTHERN MISSOURI...SPREADING SOUTHWARD OVERNIGHT. A BREAK
IN PRECIPITATION MAY BE POSSIBLE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...WITH
ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL EXPECTED DURING AFTERNOON. ANY FURTHER
SOUTHWARD SHIFT IN THE STORM TRACK COULD FURTHER LIMIT
ACCUMULATIONS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE IOWA BORDER.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...A FEW INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED... HOWEVER
THE LOCATION OF THE HEAVY BANDING SNOW WILL FURTHER DETERMINE
AMOUNTS. OVERALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED TOWARD THE
IOWA BORDER.
* IMPACTS...AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CAUSE ROADWAYS TO BE
SNOW PACKED. WINDS BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH WILL CAUSE VISIBILITY
PROBLEMS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
* TEMPERATURES...BITTERLY COLD AIR WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE SNOW. HIGH
TEMPERATURES SUNDAY MAY ONLY REACH THE SINGLE DIGITS. EXPECT LOWS
ON MONDAY MORNING TO FALL TO 5 TO 10 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. NORTH
WINDS BETWEEN 10 AND 15 MPH WILL CAUSE WIND CHILL VALUES TO DROP TO
DANGEROUSLY COLD VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO EARLY
MONDAY MORNING.

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